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Stanford Health Care Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
120 Reviews
3.3
120 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Super dedicated teams and great place to get interdisciplinary care experiences (in 7 reviews)

  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics have very good Benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the pay is good, the cost of living is not (in 6 reviews)

  • The nurses that work with direct patient care seem very content, however, beware this department (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great hours, good pay, tough environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were generally excellent - I was often told to 'go home' by 4:30-5 (started at 8). They are big on work life balance, but the hours you do put in are super fast paced and hectic. Sometimes it felt so fast paced it was hard to resolve issues in a meaningful way. Pay was great, although Palo Alto is very expensive. Lots of learning opportunities and hands on experience/growth.

    Cons

    Company culture in the IT department was a mess. They recently went from 200 people to 500+ and growing fast. Because of that, it was hard to make personal connections to others and a good deal of antisocial or cold behavior went on. Upper management seemed stretched thin and it was very hard for employees to find time to meet with their managers to resolve conflicts, although some managers did better than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get culture sorted out! Taking surveys or mandating C-I-CARE to improve morale is superficial and lame. Dig deep into finding solutions to address the IT challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Support.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff support, management ok, great benefits, comparable wages.

    Cons

    Some difficulty with management communicating changes to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Have seen good & bad over 10+ years, morale has been low & staying that way for the past 3 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    - Morale is low amongst employees
    - Little support from management about employee well-being

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn about healthcare, politics and C-ICARE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Database Coordinator in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prestigious hospital with years of knowledge and experience from which one can learn. Great benefits and decent salary. Several great locations for lunch on and nearby off campus.

    Cons

    Politics, lots and lots of politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT dept review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Flexible hours
    Love working with my team members

    Cons

    Top heavy- report to a lot of bosses
    Too many meetings
    Teamwork between different teams non- existent
    Lots of drama and politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about numbers. We are supporting health practitioners not building cars.
    Attempts to have shift in culture seems very superficial considering the metrics used to measure success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IT Department Employee engagement survey is a joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good for people who want to be micromanaged. There is no positive about IT department.

    Cons

    Create unnecessary layers so that higher management can hide behind leads and managers. Incompetent directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to employee engagement survey particularly for directors and act accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant

    I worked at Stanford Health Care as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a dedicated employee, working for them is fantastic. Lots of growth opportunities, diverse setting and wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Expensive to live there but is one of the most beautiful areas of the country to see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive work environment and like minded individuals

    Cons

    Over reaching leadership concepts with little to no room of creativity or innovation. Meetings about meetings and extremely political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean six sigma: reduce wasted time in pointless meetings and put theory into action.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RN New Grad Residency Program - Not as advertised.

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    Former Employee - RN New Grad Residency Program in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - RN New Grad Residency Program in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford Health Care full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, excellent pay, awesome reputation.

    Cons

    The RN New Grad Residency Program has its good and bad. I was expecting a pace that was more conducive to learning. The program promises world class preceptors, individualized learning plans, and a supportive learning environment. This was not my experience. It really depends on which department and which preceptor you get. There doesn't seem to be any organization once you get to the department level. In my first 9 shifts, I had 3 different preceptors and 4 different managers (all with conflicting expectations). For me, it was not a good fit. That said, if you can get in and survive, you will have an amazing career ahead of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything falls apart after the interview process, which is incredibly impressive. It should be decided which manager is responsible for overseeing the preceptor and resident. In my department, it was a free-for-all, with grossly conflicting expectations from 4 different managers, none of whom were involved on a consistent enough basis to provide insightful guidance. I think it would be an improvement if preceptors were matched, not assigned, to residents. Most other new grad programs offer 12 weeks with a preceptor, so it was a surprise to me that Stanford only gives their residents 8 weeks. The emphasis should be on quality nursing care, not how many patients the new resident can take in how little time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful employer! Great benefits package! Love the culture!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford Health Care full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Love my co-workers, the management, and the culture!

    Cons

    My commute is long. This is not Stanford's fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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